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Spiriva is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8725

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiriva 

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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My Dad uses both Spiriva and Symbicort for COPD as prescribed by his pulmonologist. The Spiriva seems to make him irritable, tense, and agitated. My Dad has also been diagnosed with moderate dementia. Has anyone else experienced this with Spiriva?

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